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April 1, 2010 5:43:05 AM

My question is simple, do they make Intel Core i3-530 Dual Core Processors with LGA775 sockets? Or is it only LGA1156?

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April 1, 2010 5:51:41 AM

Only for LGA1156. LGA775 was for Core 2.
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April 1, 2010 5:53:44 AM

Would I be better off just getting an Intel Pentium D 940 3.2GHz Dual Core Processor?
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April 1, 2010 6:03:44 AM

What motherboard do you have? Socket 775 CPUs range from Pentium™ 4 to Core 2™ Extreme. Depending on the motherboard/motherboard's chipset you have, you could upgrade to any CPU within that range.
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April 1, 2010 6:06:24 AM

I know I have a motherboard with a 775 socket, which is fine with me, I just wanna know if I should get an Intel Pentium D 940 3.2GHz Dual Core Processor. I primarily use it for gaming, like Prototype, GTA4, CSS, etc. I have a GeForce 9600GT with 4gb ram and 500w PSU. Just want my crappy CPU upgraded and wonder if an Intel Pentium D 940 would be good for that type of setup.
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April 1, 2010 6:10:58 AM

What is your motherboard? It might support a Core 2 Duo/Quad which would be a better choice than the Pnetium D is.
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April 1, 2010 6:31:02 AM

Ahhh. Thats the mobo. You have a Inspiron 530. This is what I found:

http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19312149/19618789...

It seems that it can support up to the dual core 45nm CPUs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Any of those would blow your current CPU and the Pentium D 940 away.
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April 1, 2010 6:32:39 AM

For 45nm Core™ 2 Duo CPUs, IIRC, you need to flash your BIOS to the newest available version.
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April 1, 2010 6:43:56 AM

Thanks for all the help and advice. I'll be buying a new one probably tomorrow.
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April 1, 2010 6:44:32 AM

Best answer selected by Swinga.
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